Thursday, February 24, 2011

FedEx 777F Delivery Flight

FedEx N884FD delivery flight to Memphis.

Four 787s were moved around the flightline today:
Line 22 from stall 120 to the tower apron
Line 11 from stall 114 to the tower apron
Line 12 from the tower apron to stall 120
Line 15 from the tower apron to stall 114

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paine Field February 23

Turkish Airlines TC-JJL delivery flight to Istanbul.

EgyptAir SU-GDP delivery flight to Cairo.

ANA 767 JA622A was cleared for takeoff on a delivery flight to Tokyo at 0300z but had to do a rejected takeoff due to a system malfunction. The 1000th 767 was unceremoniously taxied back to the Boeing ramp.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paine Field February 22

There was a snow storm this morning, another six inches expected on Wednesday.

Qatar Airways 777 WD884 was moved from the fuel dock to the compass rose, then to stall 212.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Paine Field February 19

ZA177 Japan Airlines 787 JA822J.

Everett flightline Friday, February 18.

747-8i N6067E in stall 208.

Flashback: February 19, 2008.

Turkmenistan Airlines EZ-A005 ready to depart to Gander after having maintenance work done at ATS Hangar 3.

AirBridgeCargo VP-BIK returning from first flight.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Paine Field February 18

Southwest Airlines N554WN ex-Virgin Blue VH-VBS just out of ATS Hangar 1 ready to depart on a functional check flight.

ZA177 787 line 23 on the flightline.

BOEING 503 Cargolux 747-8F departing on a 14 hour round robin flight via the North Pole. WE133 Turkish Airlines TC-JJL has just returned from a customer flight and will do a high speed taxi on 34L after the 747 takes off. BOEING 503 returned to Paine Field at 0910z February 19.

Air conditioning packs were moved to stall 119 for installation on Air India VT-ANB 787 line 26.

N6009F to Grant County Airport.

WE025 Egypt Air SU-GDP returning from a customer flight.

BOEING1434 747-8I N6067E conducted an ELT test with Boeing Everett Radio at 0400z.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Paine Field February 17

747-8 Intercontinental N6067E was moved from the fuel dock to the compass rose for a compass swing, then to stall 208.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Paine Field February 15

Turkish Airlines TC-JJL back from the Portland paint hangar.

1000th 767 ANA JA622A taxi test and first flight.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Paine Field February 12

787s were shuffled at Kilo North this week, Japan Airlines JA821J was moved to the flightline and Air India VT-ANC moved to the JA821J spot.

The 787 at the fuel dock was moved out of the 40-24 this morning, and engines were started for the first time on ANA 767 JA622A.

WE052 Air New Zealand ZK-OKN.

Exclusive behind the scenes look at the Lufthansa 747-8i by Royal King.

747-8i Event

The first 747-8 Intercontinental was moved from the paint hangar to the factory on Friday night. You can see it was cleverly masked to prevent the Skyline Photo team from ruining the surprise (again). The airplane will be unmasked Saturday afternoon. The official premier of the 747-8i will be in the 40-24 building at 11 AM Sunday. Posssible fly in the ointment: the Everett factory is under a Code 2 high wind alert today through at least 7 PM, meaning all the large factory doors are locked down. Weather is supposed to worsen on Sunday. You can watch the Boeing webcast of the staged "rollout" or you can see our pictures of the real rollout from the factory on January 11 here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Paine Field February 11

WE025 Egypt Air SU-GDP first flight.

Air New Zealand ZK-OKN returning from a customer flight.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paine Field February 10

Air India 787 VT-AND move from the paint hangar to stall 106. Royal Air Maroc 787 line 17 is in stall 101.

FedEx N884FD

Boeing flightline February 10, 2009. The fatigue test frame is the only 787 on the ramp, and the first 777F N5020K is being refurbished for the original customer Air France Cargo. There are two Marine Corps C-9Bs and one Navy C-9B outside ATS Hangar 2: 160046, 160047, and 159119.

BOEING 503 ready to begin another day of flight test.

ANA 787 line 14 JA809A was moved from stall 106 to 103.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Paine Field February 9

Three ANA 787s are parked at the tower apron.

Line 18

Line 12

Line 15

787 ZA102 N1006F departed in the afternoon and was joined by T-33 N109X over Port Angeles. Alternate gear extend test conditions were conducted on the 787 between Port Angeles and Tatoosh for about an hour.

MiG-29 Taxi and Takeoff from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

MiG-29 N29UB takeoff.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paine Field February 8

MiG 29 Takeoff from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

Historic Flight Foundation's MiG 29 N29UB flew twice today. N29UB was ferried from Arlington to Paine Field on January 23, 2011, see the Kilo-7 website for more information about the airplane. At the Paine Field Community meeting on Tuesday evening, John Sessions spoke briefly about the test conditions conducted on N29UB today, an approach at Grant County Airport, first gear retraction, full stall checks, a 70 degree angle of attack, and some aerobatics before returning to Paine Field. He was very pleased with the airplane and reported no squawks. N29BU will be flown twice on Wednesday. Due to noise concerns, afterburners will not be used on takeoff.

Boeing Flightline

787 line numbers 15, 12, and 18 at the tower apron.

Air New Zealand 777 Takeoff from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

Air New Zealand ZK-OKN first flight.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Paine Field February 7

KLM 777 Delivery Flight from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

KLM PH-BVF delivery flight to Amsterdam.

N6009F ready to depart to Grant County Airport.

RC523 N6009F returning from second flight.

February 8, 2010. N747EX, the first 747-8F, lands at Paine Field after a B1 flight.

WE133 Turkish Airlines TC-JJL returning from a B1 flight.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Paine Field February 5, 2011

JAL 767 Delivery Flight from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

Japan Airlines JA654J delivery flight to Tokyo.

787 N1006F departing on a test flight. T-33 N109X launched from Boeing Field and joined up with the 787 30 miles west of Ephrata.

Boeing flightline February 5, 2010.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Paine Field February 4, 2011

Everett flightline. There are now three 787s parked on the terminal ramp.

February 14, 2007. Italian Air Force KC-767 N765TT ready to takeoff on a B1 flight. After flight tests at Paine, the tanker was flown to Wichita on February 27.

A9C-HMH to Hamburg EDDH.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

747-8F Update

747-8F RC523 N6009F does a high speed taxi then departs on a B1 flight. N6009F returned to Paine Field at 0108z.

787 line 15 was moved from stall 109 to the new storage area at the terminal ramp.

N836BA to Boeing Field.

FedEx executives head back to Memphis after inspecting their new 777F.

February 3, 2010. WF049 FedEx N852FD departs on a test flight.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Paine Field February 2, 2011

WF054 FedEx N884FD has just completed a high speed taxi and is ready to depart on a B1 flight.

FedEx 777F Landing from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

VQ111 A9C-HMH has been at ATS Hangar 3 since January 8, today a Boeing crew took the canceled USAF E-10A on a functional check flight. After a two hour flight the 767-400 returned to Paine Field, did a high speed taxi, and was parked at ATS Hangar 3.

VQ111 returning from first flight March 21, 2008.

767-400 A9C-HMH from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

787 N1006F goes back to the Boeing ramp after a test flight. A9C -HMH is in the background, about to takeoff on 34L.

KLM 777 Landing from Matt Cawby on Vimeo.

KLM PH-BVF returning from a test flight.